Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin of Ecuador said that she will set the record straight about “rumors” surrounding Imelda Schweighart’s resignation as Miss Philippines Earth in due time.
Katherine said an interview with ABS-CBN News’ Mario Dumaual, published on ABS-CBN News Online today, November 1:
“I've heard some rumors, some things that aren't going on.
“I don't know why it's happening, but I respect her as a woman and I will eventually clarify all the rumors.
“We will clarify so there will be no misunderstanding.”
It is not clear whether or not Katherine is referring to Imelda taking a swipe at her after the former won Miss Earth last Saturday, October 29.
This is in connection with the viral video where Imelda was heard saying, “Yung nanalo peke ilong, peke baba, peke boobs! Miss Earth dapat natural!”
Katherine simply maintained that Imelda is mature enough to own up to her decision to quit as Miss Philippines Earth.
Katherine said, “She is a woman. She has dreams.
“If she decided this, it's her decision. She's a grown up already and she knows what best for her.”
For now, the 23-year-old model/cosmetologist is looking forward to performing her duties as Miss Earth.